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Making Goat’s Milk Soap
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Making Goat’s Milk Soap


with Shana Therrien, Noble Adult & Community Education

Calendar Feb 28, 2024 at 6:30 pm

Have you ever wanted to try making soap with goat’s milk? Or do you even have your own goats and need something else to do with the excess milk? In this hands-on workshop you will be able to make your own mini-batch of goat’s milk soap (six bars) that you can then take home with you.

$15 materials fee payable to the instructor at the start of class. 

Painting with Your iPad


with Bruce McDonald, Boothbay Region Adult & Community Education

Calendar Feb 28, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Painting with Your iPad Students will learn the basics of digital painting using an iPad. There will be a demonstration in each class, and then students will practice simple compositions from a still life or a photo. At the conclusion of the series, students will have enough knowledge to expand their capabilities on their own. In addition to an iPad, to fully participate students should have a stylus, such as an Apple pencil, and to download Artrage for iPad (less than $10). If you just want to observe, that’s OK, too. | Wednesdays, beginning 2/28, for 4 weeks 



with Katherine Richards, Franklin County Adult Education

Calendar Feb 29, 2024 at 1 pm

Take your watercolor painting to the next level. Learn new watercolor techniques while capturing seaside views of landscape. The instructor will supply classroom watercolors to use, but, if you like, you are encouraged to bring your own materials.Materials fee: $20 pay instructor at 1st class. 

Explorer Pack Basket
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Explorer Pack Basket


with Jessica Steele, RSU #3 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Feb 29, 2024 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

Making a pack basket can be a fun and rewarding project and a perfect gift!

A pack basket is a traditional type of backpack used for carrying items while hiking, hunting, or for general outdoor activities. Pack baskets have a long history dating back centuries and have been used by various cultures around the world. Here in Maine our Maine Guides walked the woods with these packs to transport supplies and game through rugged terrain.  

In this course, we will weave a 10-12” tall basket with premium reed. We will go over the history of pack baskets and what materials have been used. The instructor will go through the process of making the basket step-by-step ensuring all will walk away with a finished basket. The baskets will have a base and feet along with pack straps.  We will bring a variety of color straps and even color reeds to add a little color to your basket.

Walk away with a pack basket and the knowledge for life!

All level weavers are welcome EVEN if you have never weaved!

Acrylic Painting


with S. Amoroso, Auburn Adult and Community Education

Calendar Feb 29, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Students will have opportunities to experiment and develop skills in various techniques using acrylic paints.  Painting themes or subjects could include: painting from observations, things in front of us and still life objects, things from photographs, things from imagination or creativity.  Learn different styles: cubist, abstract, symbolic, impressionist, and pop. Open to all skill levels from absolute beginner to experienced.  This course is for anyone who would just like an organized time and day to paint.  (Supply list will be provided). 

Full Course

Basic Watercolor from Life - Beginner/Intermediate


with Patrick Corey, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Feb 29, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Watercolor is a great medium for creating artwork from life. In this course we will create watercolor drawings of still life objects. Topics discussed will include colors and how to mix them, brushes, basic techniques including wash and dry brush, process, and art supplies. A suggested supply list will be provided.




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Fused Glass Art for Beginners - MS


with Carmela Patriotti, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education

Calendar Feb 29, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Enjoy an evening creating fused glass! You will learn how to place pieces of glass together to create two (2) pendants, pins, and ear-ring sets. This would make a nice heartfelt gift, or a new, fun way indulge your artsy side.  Materials fee $50 cash or check payable to the instructor at the start of class. Youwill be notified by the Adult Ed office when your artwork is ready to be picked up. Storm make up will be Mar. 7. Limit 20 students.

Mixed Media Collage


with Stephanie Wigginton, Massabesic Adult and Community Education

Calendar Feb 29, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks
Create a collage using various media such as printmaking, decoupage, oil pastel and watercolor. Bring: black and white photocopies of images. Materials fee $10

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